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DOI: 10.4230/LIPIcs.COSIT.2022.25
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Mavros, Panagiotis ; Kuliga, Saskia ; Manley, Ed ; Fitri, Hilal Rohaidi ; Joos, Michael ; Hölscher, Christoph

Collaborative Wayfinding Under Distributed Spatial Knowledge (Short Paper)

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In many everyday situations, two or more people navigate collaboratively but their spatial knowledge does not necessarily overlap. However, most research to date, has investigated social wayfinding under either 1-sided or fully shared spatial information. Here, we present the pilot experiment of a novel, computerised, non-verbal experimental paradigm to study collaborative wayfinding under the face of spatial information uncertainty. Participants (N=32) learned two different neighbourhoods individually, and then navigated together as dyads (D=16), from one neighbourhood to the other. Our pilot results reveal that overall participants share navigational control, but are in control more when the task leads them to a familiar destination. We discuss the effects of spatial ability and motivation to lead, as well as the outlook of the paradigm.

BibTeX - Entry

  author =	{Mavros, Panagiotis and Kuliga, Saskia and Manley, Ed and Fitri, Hilal Rohaidi and Joos, Michael and H\"{o}lscher, Christoph},
  title =	{{Collaborative Wayfinding Under Distributed Spatial Knowledge}},
  booktitle =	{15th International Conference on Spatial Information Theory (COSIT 2022)},
  pages =	{25:1--25:10},
  series =	{Leibniz International Proceedings in Informatics (LIPIcs)},
  ISBN =	{978-3-95977-257-0},
  ISSN =	{1868-8969},
  year =	{2022},
  volume =	{240},
  editor =	{Ishikawa, Toru and Fabrikant, Sara Irina and Winter, Stephan},
  publisher =	{Schloss Dagstuhl -- Leibniz-Zentrum f{\"u}r Informatik},
  address =	{Dagstuhl, Germany},
  URL =		{},
  URN =		{urn:nbn:de:0030-drops-169105},
  doi =		{10.4230/LIPIcs.COSIT.2022.25},
  annote =	{Keywords: navigation, wayfinding, collaboration, dyad, online}

Keywords: navigation, wayfinding, collaboration, dyad, online
Collection: 15th International Conference on Spatial Information Theory (COSIT 2022)
Issue Date: 2022
Date of publication: 22.08.2022

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